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First day's Crescent Moon (Hilal) sighted on UK horizon (11/1/2016)
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New SMS Number for Hilal Sighting Reports

All ICOUK Members are requested to send future Hilal Observation Report by SMS to our new mobile number +44 (0)79379 46929, which will come direct to our website database. It can be easily accessed by our admin, without having to rely on a phone's network coverage or battery low level problems etc. [Read more]


Hilal Sighting & Islamic Dates By Dr Salman Shaikh

This paper investigates different options proposed for determination of Islamic dates including: Global vs. Local sighting; Sighting vs. Calculations; Calculations for Dark Astronomical New Moon vs. Calculations for Visible Crescent (Hilal); Telescopes vs. Naked eye; Saudi sighting process and its implications; Issue of Eid ul Adha date; Group vs. Solo sighting ; Number of witnesses required, Size of Matla etc. [Read more]

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Solar eclipse proves the inaccuracy of the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar

On Sunday 3rd November 2013 there was a total solar eclipse in Africa and a partial one in the Middle East, where many thousands of people witnessed the birth of the moon by the human eye, without relying on astronomical calculations. This proved beyond any doubt that the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar does not match the visibility of the moon! [Read more]


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London - United Kingdom (18° - Hanafi)

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Friday February 12 2016
Fajr 05:28
Sunrise 07:21
Dhur 12:17
Asr 15:19
Maghrib 17:12
Isha 19:02